Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finished Pages for Penelope's Scrapbook

Ok here are the finished pages you might have seen this before they are posted at the very bottom of the page, the before, and this is the after. I tried to mat them on paper that would complement the page because I thought that the paper was so pretty. Not really sure how I like it. I don't think it looks too bad.

Oh and before I forget I hope that all of you’ll have a very Happy New Years tonight and for the rest of the new year bring you plenty of happy memories that you will be able to scrap about, Memories that last a life time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thank you card for Frank and Karla

For Christmas I received a set of Postcard Note Cards from a very sweet couple that always helps out at one of my husbands non-profits. So I was looking at them the other night and I was thinking about Frank and Karla and I thought well I should turn this into a Thank you Card for them and that’s what I did.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Dad's Birthday Card

Today was my dad’s birthday! He was a hard person to make a card for but this is what I came up with. I like to make my cards personal he has no hobby and he sells Cash Registers so how was I supposed to make something for him around that. His second love is Penelope and that's what I worked around on his card. Penelope was close to New Born in these pictures she was very small nothing really fit her very well.

Custom Turned Designs

My first try at pen making
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So my husband has this hobby and he wanted me to share it all with you girls!! He just started it and I have provided a link to his New Blog page that I created for him He has been in the woodpile and he looks at everyone’s pile of brush now when he finds great pieces of wood he makes pins from branches of trees. One of these shown is actually turned from one of the two trees at our house, the center one is Pecan. They made excellent Christmas presents this year for the family. He would like to start to sell them. He has not got the site up and going all just yet because he is just learning how to work the site but he would like to set it up so that you can purchase them there too. All of his items are one of a kind and no one thing is the same as the other. He is planning on making other items so please check him out when you can I have a link on the left side of my page also set up.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Long Horns Card

Long Horns Card
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This card is for my sister in law that lives in New York. She graduated from UT in Austin. So she misses home quite a bit. I thought this would be the perfected card for her. She is trying to get discovered, because she does fantastic little art cartoons. Right know she currently works for the people that make baseball cards. She is on the design team that is coming up with new ideas for the cards. She was working for a company that did the Charmin commercials with the bears. Her work is very unique and all her characters she draws have a little personality, she is very artistic. Maybe you can check out her stuff and see what I mean.

Shawn's Christmas Card

Ok So this card is for Vicky's Boyfriend Shawn!! Hope you liked it, I put a lot of thought into the cards and I wanted to make them very personal so all I know about you was that you were from New York!! I thought this card would remind you of Home!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My First Award!!!

I can’t believe this I received my very first award from my friend Andria in the UK!! This is very awesome I put a lot of thought into which ones should receive the Award, so I hope that you will have just as mush fun thinking about who you will give your award too. Here is what I had to do. I had to think about 5 things I was addicted to and 5 people that should receive the award next.
Here are my answers, 5 things I am addicted to:
1. My husbands Love!! He does so much to make our little family a success!!!
2. My little girl that is 8 months old, she can turn any day bright even if she is not happy at that time, just being around her brings me joy.
3. The spirit of Christmas because I love to give to my family.
4. Card Making because I have made so many and I enjoy seeing what the finished predicted looks like.
5. This one may sound crazy but my husband says that I try to hard to make people happy.

This one was hard to come up with. I have so many friends that I like to go look at there pages so if you were missed then please understand I had to chose only 5 Recipients:
1. Jana_NJ
2. Jasmine
3. Janrobi
4. Doakie's Creations
5. Happy Scrappin

Flickr: Scrap Card Making

Ok this card was one I made for the Christmas Card Swap on Flickr: Scrap Card Making. I mailed it off to my secret person for her Christmas Surprise but she has not posted that she has received it yet and I know she probably has because she too was in TEXAS so I just can’t wait any longer to keep this card a secret any longer I had to share it with the world.

Monday, December 22, 2008

My Parents Christmas Card

This card is for my Parents! I realized that I didn't have a card for them on Saturday when I was going though all of the cards and checking them off the list. So I had received a card in the mail from a friend and her card was nice and it was my inspiration to create this one. I liked some of the elements that were on that card and I applied similar ideas to mine.

Christmas Card

Christmas Card
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
This card at first didn't have a person that I was going to give it to. It kind of at the time was my extra card. So I decided to give it to my Sprint Representative. She is the sweetest person that works at Sprint!!! She worked with our business though many concerns we had about our phones and helped to solve some of our problems with the phone bills. When I was pregnant and the day before I went into the Hospital she came into the shop to give me a gift for Penelope. She keeps a picture of Penelope on her Cell and whenever she gets a new phone Penny goes with her!! How sweet is that, you truly can't find a nicer person that works at sprint!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Randy's Birthday Card

Ok so here is Randy's Birthday Card. I didn't know what to do for him because he is so very much in to Guitar Hero, his dad’s electric guitars and Rock Band!! He wears black and it was really hard to make him a card that would fit his personality. This is what I came up with the Happy Birthday that is really hard to see at the top was done with Metallic Markers. I used my Cricut to cut out his name. I found the Electric Guitar on the Internet and cut it out and used my markers to make a shadow effect under it. I also used my deferent cutting scissors on the edge to make the borders. The Cupcake well it came out way better then I had expected. I did the inside with in like 20minits I was in a hoary to get out the door with it. I used the Cricut to cut out the cupcake and I glued the sides of the cupcake down and tucked some money inside. I thought that was cool because the cupcake looks like it's popping off the page ready too eat. Oh I used sparkly brown mist to create an icing swirls look to it. That’s hard to see though.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ABC Books

So when I get the chance I have been working on my set of letters for the ABC Books. I still need to complete letters O and P hopefully once the New Year is over things will start to slow back down. These books when they are complete will go to Methodists Children's Hospital Blue Birds Auxiliary for them to donate to New Moms. This Project is open to anyone that would like to help. It would be a great Service project for a Girl Scout troop, or Brownies, or even if you just want to help out a good cause. Please contacted me and I will send you the information needed along with supplies.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Award for YOU to have on your page!

Ok so I have been trying to make this Award that I would like to put on your blog page saying that I like your page. But I have been having some difficulties with how to make it an HTML/JavaScript button. If you by chance know the easiest web site that will allow you to do it then I would greatly appreciate your advice!! For the mean time I am currently taking applications for the web button. In order to receive the first button I need you to apply.

How to apply to receive the button:
Post a comment here and leave me your web site address so I can go check it out. The web site has to be a creative and the work has to be your own. I don’t award this button to retail sellers or distributors. Sorry I truly love you all but to me it’s not the product that I am looking for, it’s the creativity. Know that we are on that topic any age can apply, but pages must contain of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Paper Crafts. So leave me a comment along with your web site and I will check you out. If you would like to learn more about the rules then please contacted me. ***Nominations are closed, but you can go to the new nominated people’s pages and post a nice little comment on their pages and if they like your sight then maybe you will be next to be nominated!!***

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Cookie Recipe Cards

These Recipe Cards are gifts for friends at a party. One person for blue Santa will receive the really cute mine cookie cutters that I bought at a craft store on sale. I thought I would include some recipes to go along with them. I made one set for the gift and a few extra for the guest that come. I hope everyone will enjoy them!! I will enjoy the cookies when they bring them for me to eat! =)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mystery Christmas Dies

Ok so in the attempted to get some bidding going on my items on e-bay I am posting what will be giving as the mystery dies. All of these have been assembled and cut with the Cricut Expression. The Merry Christmas may need to be reposted with some spray glue sorry I don’t have any and the glue stick that I use was a last mint decision at the craft store that was not thought out too well. The penguin needs eye I thought buyer would like to put thoughts on. Thanks for looking and have a great Holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

And we are OFF!!

So you have read many times about the trees going to be for table decorations for our Christmas Party. Well if you are wondering what Masons are then maybe this link will help: My husband is Master of his Lodge San Antonio Lodge Number 1079. They are a group of men that when they all put their minds together they can accomplish many good and great things. This weekend is the beginning of the annual event called Grand Lodge. All the lodges in Texas assemble in one location that being Waco, TX and they go and vote on things they would like for the New Year in their own lodges. I have only been to installations and other opened events, they are kind of intersection for someone that wants to understand more about the Funereal Organization. They also have things for their youth in the family, Rainbow Girls, DeMolay, there was Job’s Daughters and the Order of the Eastern Star. They all do really great things if you would like I am in charge of one of the projects for my husband’s lodge just as a helping hand. The wife’s can help without side events here is our group if you would like to check it out. We are creation the ABC Books that will be given to the Methodists Blue Birds for new moms. So if your husband’s a Mason no matter what region of the earth they are everywhere and many US presidents have been masons your welcome to join our group and help with our ABC Books I will send you the paper. See what my sister-in-law has done to help.

Christmas Trees Completed!!

So here they all are!! Finally they are all finished!! I will put 2 trees per table for the party there is 5 tables! I think they came out very nice. Witch one is your favorite? Mine is the white one.

I had some comments on a forum about how to make these so here are the directions good luck and if you have any questions I will try to help you with a little more explanation.

All I ask is that you do not summit this project to be published without my OK. I came up with this idea just by looking at another picture in a magazine and it was a metal tree I believe.

3Demantali Christmas Tree
Items Needed:
Cuttlebug Machine and spacers
Cuttlebug 2''x2'' Dies 4/pkg-Flower #1
Cuttlebug 2''X2'' Die-Snowflake #2 or Star punch
Something to punch a small hole not a hole punch size just a little smaller.
Thin Popsicle Sticks
Pretty paper of your choice for Tree and Star
Craft Glue and Glue Stick or glue dots

How To:
Cut your Flower dies from the paper that you’re planning to make your tree from, one of each 4.

Then cute 2 of the lager Star from the Snowflake die or use your Star punch.

Then punch your hole in the center of the 4 flowers.

Next cut a line between the scalps of the flower to the hole, do not cut the flower in two.

Now it’s time to assemble the tree, start with the larger flower first. You have a choice of gluing the flower overlapping one or two of the scalp parts of the flowers. (I made a verity of both types.) As you’re doing this you need to make sure that your stick will fit in the hole that you’re going to be leaving so as your gluing the flower you should check the popsicle stick if it will fit in the middle of the hole your leaving. You can put a little bit of the Craft glue to hold it in place on the Popsicle stick for the trees stem. You will do this for all 4 remember to start with the bottom up, leaving a small bit to attach the star.

Last but no means last you will glue your stars on the top of the stick. Hopefully you left some room on the stick. You should glue one star on one side and the other on the other side, back to back with the stick in the middle.

The tree is complete now; you will have to come up with your own stand. I used soda pop bottle leads. You could use clay and form it so that it looks like a dress skirt.

Hope this helps have fun in making them.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Christmas Dies

New Christmas Dies
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Ok so I thought I would make some other things to go with the auction on e-bay currently up on e-bay click title of this posting to go directly to item number: 130273401588. If you’re interested in these dies know let me know I will sell them .50 a die. The winter and the Snowflake border are not assembled I thought that the buyer might want to do something different with them. The items that came from the Cricut Expression are the Christmas Trees shown, the Winter, and the Snowflake border. The Snowman, the Snowflakes, the House with Smock, the Red and White Flowers mint to look like Peppermints, was all cut with the Cuttlebug. Buyer will receive a set of mystery Christmas dies.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New in Town!!

This weekend I went to this new store in town. I didn’t get to look much at the line of paper but the store did have some thing really cool about this location. They actually sell Dies and Die Cutting Machines, no Cricut though just QuicKutz and the Pink QuicKutz Squeeze. I was really imprested with that, and I had never had the chance to test out a cutting machine before I purchase it. They had them both out for you to play with. I thought that was really handy for the customers because I had no idea that the QuicKutz was magnetic. That was very interesting to learn, oh and they have $1.00 dies for the season great buys if you need little gingerbread people or Christmas trees and other things. They also had the Alpha for $15.99 that's a pretty good price! I was very imprested so if you’re ever in the San Antonio, TX area and like to check out our stores then try this one.


Christmas Die Cuts

Christmas Die Cuts
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
These dies will be on e-bay for sell tonight. I made them with my Cuttlebug before I had got my new toy!! I made the snowman's hat by hand and added the little flower to make it look a little like Frosty the Snowman. I more then likely will include some mystery dies from my Cricut Expressions and Cuttlebug for highest bidder. I will add the link for easy access on the title tonight.